Ruth and Rick Meghiddo have designed and built mixed-use, urban design, institutional, commercial and contemporary residences in Los Angeles’ Westside and in Tel Aviv. In 2000 the American Institute of Architects selected their Senior Housing project in Jaffa as one of the best built overseas by one of its members.
Meghiddo Associates work, based in Westwood, has been published in The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Sunset, California Homes, Italy’s La Mia Casa, L’Architettura and L’Espresso, and other professional publications.
Ruth Meghiddo is an architect, urban designer and an artist. At the present time she is involved is advancing a vision for urban farming and vertical gardens.
Raised in Bucharest, Romania, she practiced architecture in Rome, Tel Aviv, and Long Beach. She is fluent in six languages.
She graduated as a Doctor in Architecture Summa Cum Laude at the University of Rome, Italy and earned a Master of Arts in Architecture and Urban Planning from U.C.L.A.. She is a Certified Permaculture Designer.
Ruth founded Art Master Planners to strategically incorporate artworks during the process of architectural design development. Some of the firm’s projects carry the in-print of her site-specific artwork.
In 2011 she created Farm Urbana to inspire healthy and sustainable living, and to empower people to grow their own food. Farm Urbana provides consulting, design, installation, training and maintenance to fulfill food-growing needs.
She has been for over three decades a member of the American Institute of Architects, is a former member of the Arts Council of Long Beach and Board Member of the Architecture Foundation of Orange County .
Rick Meghiddo is an architect, a real estate broker and a filmmaker. What links these three disciplines is his architect’s eye. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew.
Rick was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spent seven formative years in Rome, Italy, where he obtained a Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Rome. He earned a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from U.C.L.A. and is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
Rick’s joining Coldwell Banker in Brentwood signaled his comeback into real estate. In 2015 he founded Projects Real Estate as a continuation from his practice as a broker-architect in the Westwood-based real estate and architecture firm Meghiddo Associates, where he help many clients to realize their dreams.
His interests have taken him to achievements in different directions. He produced and directed over thirty architecture documentaries, published in www.architectureawareness.com Most of these have been also published by www.culturalweekly.com and www.boomerreviews.com
He chaired the School of Architecture’s Graduating Projects Program at Israel’s Technion and taught history of architecture at the University of California, Irvine. Long Beach’s Mayor, Beverly O’Neill, appointed him as Board Member of the city’s Redevelopment Agency for the 2003-2007 term. He published six collections of poetry.
For over three decades a member of the American Institute of Architects, he was a Board Member of the Architectural Foundation of Orange Company and a co-founder of Rethinking Greater Long Beach